Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday at the age of 99. He was heavily influenced and praised by many former players or athletes, including Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho.
He heard the news in the middle of the pre-match press conference. Heavily affected by the announcement of Prince Philip’s death, Jose Mourinho immediately wanted to convey his condolences to the royal family. “I am sorry that I just finished reading the sad news about Prince Philip. I would say that I have a lot of respect for the royal family. And I think the UK will not be the only one feeling sad because” the Tottenham Hotspur coach said that I am not an Englishman and I know that a lot of people are like me They have this respect for the background. “
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Like him, many personalities in the sports world paid tribute to Prince Philip, who died Friday morning at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband died in Windsor Castle a few weeks after they were hospitalized in London due to infection and heart disease. This weekend in England, all matches will be preceded by a minute of silence. This was also the case in Caen, before a friendly meeting between English and French Corinne Deacon. Players are also encouraged to wear black badges on Saturday and Sunday in the UK. As a sign of respect, all flags were polished in half at Wembley Stadium.
From Harry Kane to Kenny Dalglish, former Liverpool striker and coach, to Gary Lineker, top scorer at the 1986 World Cup, the honors doubled throughout the day. Prince Philip is famous for being a fan of sports, especially football, since he was president of the Football Association between 1955 and 1957, Prince Philip used to go to important events like 2015, when he participated in some Rugby World Cup matches in England and Wales.